Adoption Event

14192552_1841335106099595_8702625435725487766_nSaturday, July 21st starting at 11 AM at the Princeton PetSmart

Care to #GetYourRescueOn? Join us on Saturday, July 21st, from 11am-3pm at PetSmart in Princeton in collaboration with EASEL! Our mobile unit will be on hand with cats, kittens, puppies, and dogs available for adoption and ready to bring home with you.

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10 of the hottest interior trends for Spring Summer 2018


House Beautiful has some great ideas for Summer decorating … 

Ice-cream pastels, glittery golds, indigo blues and super zingy color pops – these are all trends for this year.


Macrame, fringing, tufting, tassels and feathers – you name it, it’s here for this season and you’ll see it on cushions, wall hangings, throws, rugsand accessories. This trend will add a wonderful handmade quality to each room, beautiful tactile cushions on the sofa and a sumptuous throw with tassels on the bed, and a wall-hanging or two on plain walls .CONTINUE READING >>>

July 4th Jubilee

36225693_2074671282574832_504795254419881984_nMorven Museum & Garden located at 55 Stockton Street

Wednesday, July 4, 12 noon – 3:00 p.m.
Every year, in honor of Independence Day, Morven hosts a FREE event to celebrate our American heritage at the home-turned-museum of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Fun for the whole family! No registration required.

Meet & Greet with George Washington & Annis Boudinot Stockton
“Ten Things You Should Know About George Washington and Ten Things You Should Not Know About George Washington” will be performed by costumed reenactor William Agress
“Annis Boudinot Stockton – her life, loves, and times” will be performed by costumed reenactor Alisa Dupuy
Sign the Declaration of Independence
An opportunity for children of all ages to “sign” the Declaration of Independence
Demonstrations of Early American Domestic Arts
Learn about and participate in various activities from early American domestic life portrayed by more than a dozen professional reenactors including: blacksmith (new this year!) , ice cream maker, papermaker, soldier’s life, children’s games, braided cordmaking with a lucet, spinning, botanical printmaking, music, gunsmithing and more!

“Revolutionary Tea” program with display and songs performed by Stacy Flora Roth
Why was tea so important in the lives of 18th century people that fashion-conscious families posed for portraits with their tea sets? Did Great Britain lose her American Colonies over “the cup that cheers?” Find out in this unusual costumed presentation of tea lore, history, songs, poetry, living history display and demonstration.
Create Parade Flags & Pinwheels with Arts Council of Princeton
The Arts Council’s Amy Kisby will work with children of all ages to create flags and pinwheels to wave during our 4th of July Parade march to America’s birthday cake presentation!

Live Bluegrass Music
Bring chairs and a blanket and enjoy music by Ocean Country Band on Morven’s front porch
Food Trucks!
Refreshments by Tower Dogs, Nina’s Waffles, and Tico’s Eatery & Juice Bar

Parking: Guests are invited to use the Princeton Theological Seminary or Monument Hall parking lots, or can park on the street. There will be no parking at Morven since so many children will be on the grounds.
Weather: This event is SHINE only (due to the outdoor activities, it will be cancelled if there is prolonged rain). Check back here or on our facebook for updates concerning the weather!



summer-tablescape-2-copyWelcome to the summer edition of 10 Minute Decorating!  Today we’ll all be sharing some simple outdoor decorating ideas that reflect that more relaxed summer vibe that I love.  You can find all of the beautiful projects from my blogging friends at the end of this post.  They’re all quick, easy, and add that pretty summer touch!  But first, some simple summer tablescape ideas from me!

Summer is my absolute FAVORITE season of the year!  I look forward to it all year.  The weather, the more laid back schedules, the fresh fruits and veggies, evenings on the backyard patio – I love it all! {well… except the mosquitos!}.  We also love BBQing and having our meals outdoors.  Our patio is east facing so I can get some morning sun while having my breakfast and enjoy the cooler shade once the later afternoon hits. Continue reading at >>>

Leasing Underway for Spacious Upscale Rentals at Evan’s Mill in Cherry Hill, N.J.

Evan's Mill Exterior 3Evan’s Mill, the highly-anticipated new luxury rental community in Cherry Hill, N.J., has launched its leasing program with fully-furnished model apartments and clubhouse-leasing center open and available to the public.

Ideally located at 1350 Brace Road in this desirable Philadelphia suburb, Evan’s Mill is expected to quickly make its mark on southern New Jersey’s rental landscape with the introduction of 152 apartment homes and a lifestyle rich in amenities and services.  The community will feature unique townhome-style apartments, as well as single-level condominium-inspired residences in three-story buildings with elevator access.

“Evan’s Mill will stand out in the regional housing market for several reasons,” says Nick Hollenbeck, Director of Sales and Marketing for Sterling Properties, which is developing the neighborhood in joint-venture with partner Bob Dale.

“The location being just ten miles to Philadelphia, one mile to downtown Haddonfield and surrounded by all the conveniences and amenities of Cherry Hill, is ideal from both the commuter and lifestyle perspectives.  Secondly, the emphasis we put into the design, architecture and community amenities will set the bar in the marketplace and offer residents an unbeatable experience.  Lastly, the portfolio of floorplans offers exciting choices for everyone, whether young professionals seeking their first apartment or more established locals downsizing from larger homes.”

The majority of layouts at Evan’s Mill consist of oversized two-bedroom and two-bedroom with den homes that range from 1,373 to 1,660 square-feet.  The residences feature contemporary designer finishes including European-style wood cabinetry, extraordinarily large islands, quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances.  The community also offers one-bedroom and one-bedroom with den plans ranging from 707 to 1030 square-feet, as well as two-bedroom designs from 1,035 to 1,162 square-feet.  Garage parking and extra storage is available. Continue reading

Jazz at the Movies Free Concert and Tour

34790178_1790983390959942_2909541202862800896_nSaturday, June 16th at 4:30 PM at the Princeton Abbey and Cemetery

A night of jazz at the The Princeton Abbey where music meets Hollywood. International jazz recording artist Candice Hoyes and her band will celebrate the gems of the American Songbook that were born on a Hollywood sound stage spanning “Meet Me in St. Louis” to “La La Land.” The music will be accompanied by clips from classic films, making this an event to be enjoyed by the whole family. All ages welcome; no admission fee.



hostess-gifts-guide-2015Not all hostess gifts come equal… While you may bring a good bottle of wine or a designer scented candle to a dinner party, you’ll want to splurge a little more if you’re staying with someone for a few days to a week.

If you have no idea how much you should be spending on a hostess gift, a good guide to follow is to estimate how much they’re spending on your dinner/stay/etc. If you’re ravaging their fridge and wine cellar every day for a week, it might warrant a bigger present than if you were simply crashing their couch, and drinking their tap water for two days.

Keep your budget in mind while shopping too. While you might want to splurge on a nice gift for a friend who’s hosting you over the Holidays, there’s no reason to open a credit line for it. Make sure you’re comfortable with what you’re spending, and that goes for all gifts. CONTINUE READING AT SAVVY HOME

Quadrants Handbell Quartet – Debut Concert


Performing together for the first time, Quadrants Handbell Quartet invites you to join us for a concert composed of classical masterworks transcribed for handbells. From Bach to Joplin, there is something for everyone on this dynamic and challenging program which features several never-before-heard original arrangements.

There will be a free will offering to benefit the Appalachian Service Project.

How To Arrange Spring Florals Like A Dutch Painting

a-colorful-spring-floral-arrangement-inspired-by-dutch-paintings-floral-tutorial-on-coco-kelleyDo you remember the potluck dinner parties our parents’ and grandparents’ used to throw? Mom or Grandma would get a bundle of grocery store flowers (mums or carnations, anyone?!?) and plop them in a big pitcher or some random family heirloom vase. A giant stack of plates would get posted on the end of the banquet and that was that.

Well, we thought it’d be fun to take a little inspiration from classic Dutch paintings and make a non-traditional, traditional floral arrangement to go with our modern take on the family buffet. Everything old is new!

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A Taste of Spring

31729396_567135083659084_4370554008830476288_nSaturday, May 19th

Join Friends of Princeton Open Space (FOPOS), a nonprofit devoted to preservation and stewardship of land in Princeton, for “A Taste of Spring,” a benefit event at a private home in Princeton, New Jersey. The event includes a tour of a private garden landscaped with native plants, and a presentation about sustainable gardening from guest speaker, Holly Grace Nelson, Landscape Architect, to take place in a casual barn setting. In addition, FOPOS Natural Resource Manager, Jeff Geist, will speak about the current project to restore native plants and trees at the Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve, and lead a walk there afterward.

Wine, craft beer and light hors d’oeuvres will be served at the barn. $25 FOPOS Members/$50 Non-Members.*

RSVP by May 14th online at, or mail a check made payable to Friends of Princeton Open Space, 57 Mountain Avenue, Princeton New Jersey, 08540, by May 14, 2018. 

Confirmed guests will receive location and parking information for the private home/garden. For questions about the event, please email or call 609.921.2772. Funds raised will support the organization’s work to preserve, protect and steward land in Princeton. Rain date for this event is Sunday, May 20, 2018.

*Individual membership to Friends of Princeton Open Space is available from $25. If you would like to join in advance of the event, please visit or send your check for membership along with the event fee.